Djerissa

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Djerissa

 

a populated area in western Tunisia, in El Kef Province. Population, about 3,000 (1966). About 700,000 to 750,000 tons of iron ore is extracted annually in Djerissa (the iron content is approximately 54 percent).

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Director General of the National Mining Office, Mohamed Ben Salem, pointed out, in a statement to TAP, that this mine has been closed since 2005, due to the exhaustion of reserves and the financial and technical difficulties experienced by the operating company "Djerissa".
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